A Walrus, A Polar Bear and A Humpback Whale: Nineteenth-century Dundee's Trade in Exotic Animals
Nineteenth-century Dundee's economy relied heavily on the commodification of animals for products and services. As Dundee rose to a position of prominence in Arctic whaling, the City also emerged as a vibrant and internationally-recognised emporium for collection and exchange of exotic animals, both dead and alive. Matt Ylitalo of the University of St. Andrews examines the eclectic mix of participants ranging from gentleman, capitalists, and academicians to sailors, entertainers and factory workers who engaged in this industry.
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This event is being run as part of Local History Week.
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Thursday 7th March 2019 6:30pm
The McManus Collections Unit
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